19th to 21st century textiles in the John Smedley Archive
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02/10/2020 19:30 - 02/10/2020 21:00
Speaker, Chris Madge, a member of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society.
The Derby – Sandiacre canal was engineered by Benjamin Outram and opened in stages between 1795-7. It was closed in 1946 and lay part derelict until the setting up of a Trust.
The speaker will recount the canal’s history until its closure and the Trust’s progress towards its full restoration including their endeavour to reconnect the Erewash canal to Derby and the river Trent.
16/10/2020 19:30 - 16/10/2020 21:00
Speaker: Dr Tony Bethel
The speaker will trace the history of the Order of St John from the First Crusade, through the final expulsion of the Christian armies from the Holy Land to the Dissolution of the Order in England by Henry VIII and in Europe by Napoleon. From the start of the new English Order by Queen Victoria the talk pictures the two main modern charitable aspects of the Order of St John and highlights some of the links with Derbyshire down the centuries – and the scope for much more archaeological and historical research.
23/10/2020 19:30 - 23/10/2020 21:00
talk by Matthew Champion
Today most forms of graffiti are regarded as destructive, as anti-social, and certainly not something that we should encourage or welcome on our historic churches. However, that attitude is largely a modern one. Prior to about 1850 all forms of graffiti were, like the outrageous marginalia of a medieval manuscript, at least accepted. As a result our medieval churches are covered in hundreds of thousands of largely unrecorded inscriptions. Inscriptions that deal with matters of faith, of commerce, and of life and death. Waiting only for someone to read them.
06/11/2020 19:30 - 06/11/2020 21:00
Speaker: Rebecca Sheldon (Derbyshire Record Office)
This talk will reflect on the archives of the county from the point of view of those who created the records and how this contributed to the development of the County Record Office
13/11/2020 19:30 - 13/11/2020 21:00
John Lower, from the Chesterfield Canal Trust will describe a “living archaeology” project re-creating a 70 foot horse-drawn, sail-driven narrowboat to a design last built in the 1930s and unique to the Chesterfield canal. Volunteers using only contemporary hand tools and seven tons of oak and larch put in four years of hard work. This is the story from the origin of the project through to the adventures of the vessel so far.
20/11/2020 19:30 - 20/11/2020 21:00
Speaker - Dr Dana Campbell
27/11/2020 19:30 - 27/11/2020 21:00
Speaker: Maria Kneafsey (Derby Museum)
Every year in Derbyshire, hundreds of archaeological small finds are discovered by members of the public and reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme for investigation and recording. This talk will present a selection of the most interesting, unusual, and surprising objects that have been found in the county in 2020, and will discuss how such finds contribute to our understanding of the archaeological landscape in the East Midlands and beyond.
08/01/2021 19:30 - 08/01/2021 21:00
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19/02/2021 19:30 - 19/02/2021 21:00
Dr Will Bowden